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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animal Services, Animals

Mission: F5RS (Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies, & Feathered Friends Rescue & Sanctuary) is dedicated to the practice and promotion of the idea that life is guaranteed to all healthy, sick, injured, or behaviorally unsound animals where medical and/or behavioral intervention can provide quality of life. At our facility, each animal receives individual consideration, regardless of health, age, prior abuse or trauma, or feral status. We provide care and treatment for all animals as needed, including veterinary care, appropriate nutrition, exercise, clicker training, and socialization with people and other animals.

Results: We have been able to find forever loving homes for many small mammals & rabbits and have been able to maintain and start new educational programs. We have also been able to exand our Bunnies in Baskets (Therapy Rabbits) program to be able to visit more people and start our SomeBunny to Read To children's reading program.

Target demographics: the educate on house rabbits and the care and health of small animals & parrots, and our therapy rabbits help the elderly in nursing homes, adult disabled, & children with autism.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Park Vista nursing home, Autism Society of Ohio, Mahoning Chapter, Beyond Expectations Speech Center, Fairhaven workshops, Gateways to Better Living

Geographic areas served: Ohio

Programs: Bunnies in Baskets (Therapy Rabbits) SomeBunny to Read To program Flat Jefe Adventures Be Bold for Bunnies Book Educational Hands-On Visits You and Your Bun Pet Classes Bunny Care Pet Classes Bunny Care the Sequel Pet Classes Grooming and Message for the Healthy Bun Pet Classes Bad Bunny? Pet Classes Bunny Athletes Pet Classes Parrot Nutrition and How to Provide it Pet Classes Clicker Training for Parrots Pet Classes Parrots of the Jungle Birthday Parties Bunnies are Best Birthday Parties Birds and Buns Combo Program Birthday Parties

Community Stories

62 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Stacy Z.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group was there for me when I needed a safe place for my girls. My one girl had health problems and she was with them when she crossed the bridge. My Lilly was with someone who loves her as much as me.

divadonations

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization making such a huge contribution in the small animal rescue world in our area. They have gone above and beyond to make a difference with all the education programs and rescue programs. I have seen them work tirelessly to keep to the high standards that every rescue should adhere to. While caring for the smallest of innocent creatures that have been tossed aside by careless people. I have also seen the smiles that these therapy bunnies have brought from youngest to the oldest of hummanity. This rescue is all heart!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Sassy and the crew work endlessly to care for, rehabilitate, and find GOOD homes for the animals. They even take time for educational visits to teach our kids about responsibility and owning a pet!!

Sam_47

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love the reading program! A great way to get kids comfortable with reading out loud, plus the bunnies are adorable!! Thanks for everything you do!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Very fun atmosphere. Bunnies are loved and well cared for. Other animals receive excellent care also.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great rescue! They do amazing work with their bunnies taking them into the community. They are a no kill shelter and they truly care about the animals.

Chloe S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue is absolutely the best rescue I've ever had any experience with. They are loving, kind, and giving. Not only do they rescue animals, they educate the public, they have wonderful therapy rabbits, but they also sell many many wonderful and reasonably priced items! From toys to scentsy candles, they've got it all!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These guys are absolutely amazing! They care so much about their rescues and volunteers: way more than any other rescue I've ever seen! I love them and their organization. I always look forward to my volunteer days with them and their buns!

Comments ( 1 )

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

Lucy20

Donor

Rating: 5

This is by far the best small animal rescue in the area. Many animals have been rescued, rehabilitated and some have become therapy bunnies used in multiple programs. These programs, such as bunnies in baskets, visits nursing homes, hospitals and other places that being love and joy to many people. Read to a bunny is also a great program that visits multiple libraries each month so that Children are encouraged to read a book to the bunnies. A

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Essentially one of the best rescues for bunnies and birds.

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f5rescue 03/16/2016

Thank you so much for your review and kind words!

susanvanvelzor

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Frisky Ferrets, Fuzzies and Feathered Friends Rescue Sanctuary (F5RS) is a remarkable organization. They are dedicated to the rescue of rabbits and other small animals as well as the education of the public. Through their "Bunnies in Baskets" program, specially trained and certified therapy rabbits visit seniors in nursing homes, autistic children, and libraries where they host a "Read to a Bunny" program. No animal charity works harder to be financial independent then they do. Through the efforts of "Mama Bun", Sassy Pickard, F5RS runs an online store which features hand crafted jewelry and other items, attends craft shows and swap meets, all in a effort to fund the rescue. It is a pleasure to help a group that goes above and beyond to help themselves to help animals.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough good things about F5RS. The amazing work they do with rescuing and rehoming small animals such as bunnies and guinea pigs is heroic. What makes them different from so many other rescues is they go out of their way to be self-sufficient. They run an on-line store, do flea marketing and craft shows to raise money to support their efforts. In addition, they do therapy work through their "Bunnies in Baskets" certified therapy buns. These specially trained rabbits visit nursing homes, adult workshops and autistic children. Sassy Pickard and her board members are tireless in their efforts. Please help them help others through this rescue and sanctuary.

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Patricia152

Client Served

Rating: 5

I answered a craigslist ad for a "bunny that bites" thinking she didn't have much of a chance. I brought her home and, yes she was aggressive. One of my Facebook friends told me to message Sassy at F5RS as she was accomplished with these rabbits. This dear lady spent many hours with me online teaching me how to modify the behaviors. Later I found out the bunny was blind. I decided to get her a mate to be her sight. Again Sassy spent hours with me helping me bond the two. Holly now has Koko and he is the best seeing eye bunny ever! Sassy never asked for a thing in return other than a happy ending. That is how these people are. They are totally committed to the animals and giving to the community. They help the elderly through therapy; they help disabled children through therapy and reading programs; and they collect items for the homeless. Though I have never actually met them (I would love to) I think they are among the most beautiful souls that I have ever had the privelage to call friends.